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An elegant, tallish leafy plant with a plume of bright yellow flowers at the top. Easy to grow in almost any soil. Annual.

Zones 1 - 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 24-60 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
The evening primroses are a group of yellow-flowered plants that range from short “sundrops” to the tall ones like this species. Unlike the roadside weed, Oenothera biennis, O. lamarckiana makes a good meadow plant. Flowers open in the afternoon and are closed by morning. See related species—the ground-hugging, very large-flowered Missouri Primrose, O. missouriensis and the famous pink-flowered Showy Evening Primrose, O. speciosa.
Associated SKUs
OELQP (1/4 Pound)
OELLB (1 Pound)
Common Name Evening Primrose
Botanical Name Oenothera lamarckiana
Seed Life Cycle Annuals
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 24-60 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 7,260 sq ft.
1 lb covers 29,040 sq ft.
Seeds Per Pound 952,543
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Native To North America
Native To The North American Plains
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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Is this a rare plant


from Crescent City, California

About Me Avid Hobbiest, Master Gardener, Professional Landscaper


  • Easy to seed
  • Fragrant
  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance
  • Pro's
  • Reliable Growth
  • Vivid Colors


    Best Uses

    • All
    • Cut Flowers
    • Erosion Control
    • Large Areas
    • Raised Beds

    Comments about American Meadows Evening Primrose Seeds:

    I actually want to know if this is a rare plant im in Crescent city Calif. This would determine if I lock the plant into my green house, i have yet to fine it listed as such or endangered, though a person told me it was, and if you or any one can help please any info is awsome...

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    A bit of evening sunshine


    from Hilliard, Ohio

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer


    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Versatile


      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors
      • Pool Area

      Comments about American Meadows Evening Primrose Seeds:

      Planted seeds 2 years ago along our pond embankment and in a wilflower bed near our patio with great success. Plants continue to reseed themselves to the delight of our grandchildren who enjoy watching the blossoms open as the late afternoon sun melds to twilight. Would make an excellent plant for patio containers as well.

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      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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